Alexia DeBono, Volt’s Co-President joins the campaign on the 8th and 9th District

Alexia DeBono, Volt’s Co-President joins the campaign on the 8th and 9th District

28 Feb 2022
Alexia DeBono is joining Thomas ‘‘Kass’’ Mallia as a candidate for the General Election, giving voters the option to Vote Volt now on the 8th, 9th, 10
Alexia DeBono
  • 24, from Swieqi, grew up in Sliema, works as a content executive
  • Believes Malta deserves a progressive choice
  • Wants to show that candidates can live their party’s values

Alexia DeBono is joining Thomas ‘‘Kass’’ Mallia as a candidate for the General Election, giving voters the option to Vote Volt now on the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th District. ‘‘I believe that we need to give more voters the choice to vote for candidates which are truly socially progressive and part of socially progressive parties which amplifies their voice.’’

Alexia’s first exposure to politics was Euroscola in 2014, and then involvement through Volt as one of the first 2 members of the party that now boasts over 65 members and volunteers. She is one of the party’s co-founders where she was initially elected as Vice-President in 2020 and then appointed to Co-President in 2021 shortly after the party was registered. ‘‘I witnessed the party multiply in size and professionalise over time. What definitely stands out in the party is its youth and boldness to take on serious subjects not discussed enough in Malta, which we’re eager to present through our manifesto.’’

The subjects closest to the candidate’s heart are mental health, sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights, and combating inequality. ‘‘While strides have been made, we still have a long way to go and it’s ridden with counterproductive and ill-informed policies, such as the 1 year deferral period to donate blood for men who have sex with men. It’s scrapped in a number of countries. What matters is if the individual had high-risk sexual contact, not their gender or sexual orientation.’’

In the remaining 25 days, along with Thomas ‘‘Kass’’ Mallia, Volt aims to continue pushing the boundaries of dialogue, giving a progressive choice and building up the party.

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